Overexpression of (At)NPR1 in rice leads to a BTH- and environment-induced lesion-mimic/cell death phenotype.

@article{Fitzgerald2004OverexpressionO,
  title={Overexpression of (At)NPR1 in rice leads to a BTH- and environment-induced lesion-mimic/cell death phenotype.},
  author={Heather A. Fitzgerald and Maw-Sheng Chern and Roy A Navarre and Pamela C. Ronald},
  journal={Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={140-51}
}
Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is an inducible defense response that protects plants against a broad spectrum of pathogens. A central regulator of SAR in Arabidopsis is NPR1 (nonexpresser of pathogenesis-related genes). In rice, overexpression of Arabidopsis NPR1 enhances plant resistance to the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. This report demonstrates that overexpression of (At)NPR1 in rice also triggers a lesion-mimic/cell death (LMD) phenotype. The LMD phenotype is… CONTINUE READING